Willow tit with beakful of green caterpillars.

Willow tit  with beakful of green caterpillars.

Observation - Willow tit with beakful of green caterpillars.. Description: I'm pretty sure this is a Willow rather than a Marsh tit based on the large scruffy bib, extensive white cheeks, not very glossy cap and hint of a pale panel on the wings.... but would appreciate confirmation or correction. This one was feeding its mate

I'm pretty sure this is a Willow rather than a Marsh tit based on the large scruffy bib, extensive white cheeks, not very glossy cap and hint of a pale panel on the wings.... but would appreciate confirmation or correction. This one was feeding its mate in early June, perhaps prior to mating, rather than visiting a nest as far as I could make out, but I didn't hang around for long in case I upset them. They were foraging among hawthorn bushes and finding more caterpillars very fast. If anyone can ID those, gold stars should be awarded!